With a turnout of more than 90 people and the
second highest total raised in its fi ve year history,
little wonder Northern Sentinel publisher Louisa
Genzale describes the annual auction to raise
money for the animal shelter “a huge success”.
The auction is a dual effort by the Sentinel
and the Kitimat Community Humane Society
with all the money raised going to caring for the
animals, not capital costs such as building maintenance
and the like.
And the November 12 event at the Hirsch
Creek Golf and Winter club raised $9,886.55.
Genzale emphasized that success was due to
the behind the scenes work of numerous volunteers
including shelter manager Maryann Baumbach,
the Humane Society board members, current
Northern Sentinel employees who did a lot of
the preparation work and volunteered on the night
and former Sentinel employees Monica Pettet and
Sandra Dugdale – Sandra also emceed the event.
Genzale said special mention had to go to
Yvonne Lee who not only put in many hours preparing
for the event, but also donated a lot of gift
baskets to help the cause.
As for auction night, “We tried something new
Roma Burnett looks over the latest bids at the annual animal shelter
this year to liven things up and Ron
Burnett did a live auction for three
large items, a 51 inch screen TV, a
barbecue and Hawkair tickets,” she
(The rest of the more than 200
donated items went through a silent
Referring to both those who donated
the items and those who bid on
them, Genzale added, “They really